This is one of my favorite paintings of all time. It moves me unlike any other. The seventeenth century Potuguese painter Josefa de Ayala (often referred to as Josefa de Obidos) masterfully created this image over three hundred years ago during a time that was dominated exclusively by male artists. It is entitled Ecce Agnus Dei (Behold The Lamb of God).
The color and shadows of this piece are striking, and the textured wool of the Lamb seems somatic even when observed in mere paint.
When I listen to Barder's Agnus Dei (which you can listen to by clicking on it at the sidebar), Ayala's painting is the image that I see: The Lamb, motionless, sacrificed, and life draining from His body. Josefa - who has many other exquisitely painted religious works - died in 1684 and is buried in the Church of Saint Peter of Óbidos.